As a primary care sports medicine physician, Dr. Moriarty is trained in the orthopedic and general medical care of the athlete. Her practice involves primarily non-operative musculoskeletal medicine, including fracture management, acute strains and sprains, overuse injuries, and osteoarthritis. She is also trained in concussion management and general medical issues pertaining to the athlete, including asthma, the female athlete triad, and overtraining syndrome. While she enjoys working with athletes of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities, her true passion is working with endurance athletes, including runners, cyclists, and triathletes. She has been involved as an event physician in endurance events ranging from the Boston Marathon to Ironman to the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge. She has also worked extensively with professional hockey players in the East Coast Hockey League, as well as various high school and collegiate-level sports.
Dr. Moriarty believes in the complete care of the athlete or active individual, utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Here at Ortho Rhode Island, she feels fortunate to have orthopedic and sports medicine, physical therapy, performance training and athletic training all within the same practice. She takes advantage of these resources as well as resources in the community to individualize each and every treatment plan.
Coming from a background in family medicine, her approach to care is patient-centered. She enjoys learning about her patients and the intricate details of their sport and lifestyle. Getting to know their passions, goals, and methods of progression towards those goals helps her pinpoint a diagnosis and work with each patient to develop the optimal treatment plan. She utilizes a conservative, less-is-more approach, starting with the least invasive therapies and progressing to more invasive modalities only as necessary. Ultimately, she wants to help guide each patient back to the sport or activity they love.
She enjoys competing in a variety of events, from trail races to triathlons, CrossFit, and long-distance cycling and says the fun lies in the process as opposed to the end goal. When not working, she is most likely out running, lifting weights, or spending time with her family.